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11/29/06: Great Reads for the Season


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Whether you're shopping for the bibliophile on your gift list, or just looking for a good read for a snowy winter's day, we've rounded up Salt Lake's book experts for their suggestions. Doug is joined by Catherine Weller of Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books, and Betsy Burton and Margaret Brennan-Neville of The King's English .

Check back after the show for a complete list of titles mentioned.

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Ken Sanders Rare Books
The King's English
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

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Betsy Burton of The King's English

Strand, Mark: Man and Camel: Poems

Haddon, Mark: A Spot of Bother

Atkinson, Kate: One Good Turn: A Novel

Unsworth, Barry and Nan A Talese: The Ruby in Her Navel: A Novel of Love and Intrigue in the 12th Century

Allende, Isabel: Ines of My Soul: A Novel

Powers, Richard: The Echo Maker: A Novel

Lopez, Barry and Debra Gwartney (Editors): Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape

Mitchell, Stacy: Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses

Thomas, Evan: Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

Williams, Brooke and Chris Noble: Escalante: The Best Kind of Nothing (Desert Places)

Le Carre, John: The Mission Song: A Novel

Rubenfeld, Jed: The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel

Boyd, William: Restless: A Novel

Catherine Weller from Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

Johnson, Steven: The Ghost Map

Sides, Hampton: Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

Philbrick, Nathaniel: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Jacobsen, Sid and Ernie Colon: The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

Lewis, Michael: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

Cahill, Thomas: Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe

Brooks, Max: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Frazier, Charles: Thirteen Moons: A Novel

Hillerman, Tony: The Shape Shifter (Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee Novels)

Danielweski, Mark: Only Revolutions: A Novel

Greenberg, Jill: Monkey Portraits

Murphy, Chuck: Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour

Buckley-Archer, Linda: Gideon the Cutpurse: Being the First Part of the Gideon Trilogy

(Juvenile 8 -12)
Skelton, Matthew: Endymion Spring

(Juvenile 8 -12)
Murdock, Catherine: Dairy Queen

(Young Adult)

Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books

Trapped By The Mormons (DVD)
Bagley, Pat: Clueless George Presidential Library (Clueless George)

Buehner, Caralyn and Mark: Snowmen Pop-Up Book

Vance, Del: Beer in the Beehive - A History of Brewing in Utah
Thompson, George: Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures

and Faded Footprints The Lost Rhoades Mines and Other Hidden Treasures of the Uintahs

van Kempen, Carel: Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding: The Art of Carel Pieter Brest Van Kempen

Bliss, Anna Campbell: Art For A House of Mathematics
Bateman, Ronald: Wendover Winds of Change: A History

Briggs, Alice Leora: Deadly Sins/Measured Virtues
Tim Palmer: Rivers of America

McCarthy, Cormac: The Road

Henricks, Steve: The Unquiet Grave : The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country

Abbey, Ed: Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

Lee, David et al: A Song for Ken Brewer
Brewer, Ken: Small Scenes
Brewer, Ken: Why Dogs Stopped Flying

Williams, Brooke: Escalante: The Best Kind of Nothing (Desert Places)

Frazier, Charles: Thirteen Moons: A Novel

Margaret Brennan-Neville of The King's English

Dickens, Charles: A Christmas Carol read by Jim Dale

Boynton, Sandra: Dog Train: A Wild Ride on the Rock-and-Roll Side

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Can You Hear It?


Holiday Books
Buehner, Caralyn and Mark: Snowmen Pop-Up Book

(picture book format for younger set)
Funke, Cornelia: When Santa Fell To Earth

(chapter book for 8 and up)
Lupica, Mike: Miracle on 49th Street

(chapter book 10 and up)

Recommended Chapter Book Titles
Boyce, Frank Cottrell: Framed

(10 and up)
Haarmsa, PJ: The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 (Softwire)

(10 and up)
Levine, Gail Carson: Fairest

(10 and up)
Riordan, Rick: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

and The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

, (chapter book series, 11 and up)

Picture Books
Weisner, David: Flotsam

LaMarche, Jim: Up

Agee, Jon: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Himmelman, John: Chickens to the Rescue

Hanukkah Books
Krensky, Stephen: Hanukkah at Valley Forge

Heiligman, Deborah: Celebrate Hanukkah: With Light, Latkes, and Dreidels (Holidays Around the World)

Listener Suggestions

Brian from Murray: Recycled books, with newly handpainted covers. Visit

Mark in Salt Lake City:
Vowell, Sarah: The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Benrik: This Book Will Change Your Life

Weschler, Lawrence: Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Techno logy

John in Salt Lake City:
Burgess, Thornton: The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

Reynolds, Quentin: The Battle of Britain, (World landmark books)

Rob from Provo:
Norris, Leslie: Leslie Norris - Unpublished and Uncollected Poems

John by E-mail:
Nix, Garth: Lady Friday (The Keys To The Kingdom)

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